When faculty members discuss unionizing, the debate tends to revolve around the question of whether so banding together gives them more say over their college's affairs or actually leaves them worse off, by hurting their ability to work cooperatively with their institution's administration. A new study of public four-year colleges concludes that unionizing appears to give faculty members considerably more clout in some key areas and does not seem to do them much harm.
Faculty & Staff
Mariell Jessup of the School of Medicine comments on new developments in heart-failure treatment.
Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education suggests that the lack of financial support is part of the problem for historically black colleges and universities that want to increase their online presence.
PHILADELPHIA –- Joseph Turow, a professor of communication at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication, has been named a Distinguished Scholar by the National Communication Association.
Created in 1991, the Distinguished Scholar award recognizes a lifetime of scholarly achievement in the study of human communication.
Turow, whose research focuses on media systems, privacy, targeted marketing and media and social segmentation, will receive his award during the NCA annual convention, Nov. 14-17, in San Francisco.
Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center observes that op research is more prevalent in this election year for political advertisements.
President Amy Gutmann and Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center are among the eight women named Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania.